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the obama administration predicted. i think it's a time for straight talk diplomatically and i'm sure it is is happening between the obama administration is the mubarak government. >> i was talking to a senior administration official who said that mubarak may have sent these people out to show to the people of egypt and the world that he is needed during this next eight months for this transition, that he is not going to leave right away as the u.s. has been privately telling him that he has to do, that he is needed to preserve law and order. and that is not the military doing this, these are these people, mubarak supporters who have been seen in previous elections. they are known commonly as thugs. is that a credible scenario? >> you know, it's hard to believe that the attacks by these pro mubarak forces against these peaceful demonstrators were not ashifted by the government. it seems to me reasonable to assume that there was some government comris complicit in these attacks. for large days they were peaceful in tahrir square and they were kids. there were older people. there were s
of suleiman. >>> back at home, president obama calling on business executives to, quote, get in the game and start investing the nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheet. speaking to the chamber of commerce yesterday, obama admits he's had a sometimes contentious relationship with this lobbying group. >> it's good to be here today at the chamber of commerce. i'm here in the interest of being more neighborly. i strolled over from across the street. look, maybe if we -- if we had brought over a fruitcake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. >> president defended the need for government regulation but promised to get rid of those that are a burden for businesses. >> over the last two years i've sought advice from many of you as you were grappling with the worst recession most of us have ever known. it's a recession that led to some very difficult decisions. for many of you, that meant restructuring. and branch closings and layoffs. that i know were very painful to make. for my administration it meant a series of emergency measures that i would not have
but a swiss miss. and is president obama getting his groove on while the mideast burns? some say yes, but others say ain't no party like a motown party and a motown party can't be rescheduled. and as lovable scam p charlie sheen be called a lovable jerk? >> thank you, andy. >> your het leer hair do is -- your hitler hair do is making me feel ill. >> your face is an omelette of despair. let's welcome our guests. she excites me. i am here with patty m brown. she is so cute that snow angels make outlines of her on the ground when it is snowing. charles pain is back. fox business network and ceo of wall street strategies. he knows picking stocks like i know being in them. and he is a lot like bill shultz, but he is not homeless or infested with six kinds of hepatitis. filling in for my repulsive sidekick is john devore. and next to me, thaddeus mccodder. he released a book called "seize freedom" hope that is not a stripper, and i suggest you read the forward because it is fantastic. it is fantastic. , eh. we have no pinch because bill is out and when bill is out pinch is gone too. >> wei
are criticizing michelle obama for creating what they say is a nanny state. carol costello joins us from washington. carol what is the concern here? what is the complaint? >> well, the concern is with the allegations that michelle obama wants to create a nanny state. it started with michelle obama's little garden at the white house. she invited children to plant vegetables to encourage kids to eat healthy, the start of her childhood anti-obesity campaign, which many people said was a no downside issue. wrong. turns out some conservatives say that planted the seeds of her real goal, to create a nanny state, an allegation that gained steam when she championed breast feeding because some people say breast feeding leads to slimmer adults, and that came around the time that the irs said breast pumps could be a tax deduction. michelle bachman says to think that the government has to buy my breast pump for my babies, i think you just got the definition of the nanny state, and yesterday sarah palin jumped on that band wagon again. >> it's no wonder that michelle obama is saying, you better breas
was very tough on him. i mean, i question obama. that's what you're supposed to do. by the way, o'reilly, you know, that's what o'reilly does and obama knew what he was getting into. it would be much better to have that back and forth which worked well for barack obama, thank you very much. >> pat buchanan, norah o'donnell and jonathan capehart. there you go. >> it's stunning, though. bill maher, bill o'reilly's not a patriot? >> that's ridiculous. >> look at what bill maher said about george w. bush and dick cheney. they were body blows for eight straight years. >> look, you invite bill o'reilly for a q & a, you get bill o'reilly for a q & a. sam donaldson did the same thing when he interviewed presidents back in the 1980s. people would say, here comes sam. if you can't handle it, get out of the kitchen. >> the president did handle it. i think the president got the best of everybody on there and the millions and millions and millions of people watching saw a president when he was asked why do people hate you, saw him laugh. he brushed the question aside and this is good for him.
you. >> reporter: thank you. megyn: there is this fox news alert. the obama administration has just announced that it will no longer defend the same-sex -- no, the defense of marriage act. they call it doma, defense of marriage act. president clinton signed it. it allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex unions from other states. it's been in place for more than a decade. the u.s. attorney general, eric holder, just announced that president obama does not believe the law is constitutional and neither does eric holder. they're no longer going to enforce the federal law that's on the books passed by congress, signed by president clinton, and still very much a law. joining me now on the phone to react to the breaking news is maggie gallagher. she's chairman of the national organization for marriage. maggie, this is stunning. president obama has made no secret of the fact that he doesn't like the defense of marriage act and yet they've also been open at the white house that while they would like to see it repealed, they know that the u.s. congress will not repeal the act. in the wa
and author of "the violence of peace" america's wars in the age of obama, steven carter here to talk about the super bowl this morning. >> willie, what happened, man? >> it was a good game. >> the super bowls have all been good for the last six, seven years. the bears/colts one kind of stunk. packers jump out to a 21-3, looked like you could go to bed at halftime. >> did i. >> then they cut the score to four. they couldn't quite finish off the comeback. incredible run for the packers. they had to fight to get into the playoffs. they won on the road to philly, atlanta, chicago and now beating the steelers. aaron rodgers was named mvp. remember he was drafted to be brett favre's backup, stepping out of favre's long shadow and winning the most valuable player trophy last night. >> mark halperin, try to weigh this for me if you will. >> please. >> as we watch the super bowl highlights, what you think had more impact on the sporting world yesterday, the steelers losing the super bowl to this gutsy team or liverpool beating chelsea? >> a draw. >> it's a draw. >> no doubt about it. >> you saw the
.s. from drowning in debt. president obama is going to address. he previewed his 2012 budget. >> so after a decade of rising deficits, this budget asks washington to live within it's means, at the same time investing in our future. it cuts what we can't afford to pay for what we can't do without. that is what families do in hard times and that is what our country has to do as well. >> jamie: will it do enough to take on deficits topping 1.4 tripled. some republicans say, it doesn't even come close. john, good to see. how much is too much when it comes to spending? >> we are borrowing 43 cents out of every dollar we are spending. that is way too much. we continued on that path, we become italy. >> jamie: president says we have to do investing in future. are their areas that cause you more concern than others in terms of what the money will be spent on? >> the president said this is our sputnik moment but high speed rail is a train to nowhere. it's not workable in this country and there are other problems with that. i question whether the president is trying to pay off certain special inter
report on the latest on the developing story later in the show. >> gregg: president obama preparing to address the u.s. congress tomorrow and he will attempt to win the support of business leaders. >> it's a short walk from the white house to the chamber of commerce but there is a big divide between the two. complicating the relationship, they helped the republicans win back to the house. their leaders say the president's health care law is bad for business. plus last fall the chamber may have used foreign money to air ads attacking democrats. >> if we make america the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark here in america. they should set up shop here and hire workers and pay decent wages. >> this relationship could be for a number of reasons. elections are warming up but the chamber focuses on congressional races that will have influence over voters. voters the president needs for reelection. if you are on the same side of an important fight winning congressional support with a trade agreement for south korea. business leaders like that he has appointed bill
with that part of the story. >> thanks. >> reporter: the obama administration still considering what to do. not actioning. even though critics complain that president obama needs to do more to stop the crisis in a nation that produces as much oil as we do in the entire gulf of mexico. so far he's waiting. president obama again issued a warning. >> we strongly condemn the use of violence in libya. >> reporter: backers of libyan strong man moammar gadhafi are defiant. the day after the dictator vowed to crush the rebellion, h power is slipping. and his nation is split. rebels now control eastern libya. some libyan soldiers have defected. >> we are behind the people. >> reporter: gadhafi backers blame the west. and many americans are leaving, a dozen or two getting out on a dutch plane, many more tonight on a ferry. amid the chaos, u.s. and european diplomats and their families worried about being hurt or held hostage. the crisis is driving up gasoline prices. $3.69 in chicago. crude oil as $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008. libya is a big producer. but big oil's deals with gadhafi
saw on the streets over the last several days, the violence that president obama, as recently as tuesday night, was laudsing t military because they prevents it and calling for further acts of nonviolence, that has deteriorated quickly. the secretary of defense, other top white house officials, in frequent contact with counterparts in egypt but serving to illustrate the fact the white house has a limits amount of influence over the situation right now. >> so the facts are, from january 25th, when demonstrators started to gather and put on the pressure to get mubarak's attention, they've now gotten mubarak's attention. he's making this announcement that he's not going to run for re-election. however, since that announcement, we've seen nothing but the chaos continue to grow. and tomorrow is the day of departure that these organizers have called upon mubarak to leave and things are going to change. when the president and the administration are hearing that what are their fears for what's going to happen tomorrow when mubarak does not step down and vacate? >> reporter: i think th
without permission. meanwhile, president obama is deploying his senior political advisers to meet with key allies. the jubilant celebrations erupt in egypt and around the world after the 18-daypro tests finally toppled hosni mubarak. can i er, the question would be do we know where mubarak is now and do we know anything about his plans? >> well, good morning, alex. what we're told by local officials is that hosni mubarak is in the red sea resort of sham el sheikh. now, whether he stays there or moves again is one question. before he steps down as president yesterday, you will remember he had explicitly vowed to stay in egypt. the military are in charge, at least for now, and today the scream council of the armed forces banned current and ex government officials from traveling without permission. so that suggests that mubarak's movements may not be entirely his own will. indeed, there are some reports that his assets have been frozen because he and his family are report to be worth some $40 billion. so, you know, some confusion, but what we can say for sure from the pictures is that while m
president obama in 2012? and does he want to. >> alisyn: more from the the highlights and cpac. >> clayton: a new report shows errors among air traffic contollers have doubled in the last year alone. is it even safe to fly? former air traffic controller says there needs to be more experience on the job. "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> now, unfortunately we should have taken that camera three seconds, flexing. >> clayton: i was doing my air traffic controller moves as we were welcoming in "fox & friends." coming up on the show, we've got live stock. this is a tarp we've set up in the studio because the super pet expo is here in new york city, a giant pig is going to be in here, pig picasso is going to be there. >> alisyn:. >> dave: i've got ham here. >> alisyn: don't tell picasso that, don't mention bacon or picasso is here. thank goodness, square na away. >> dave: i'm looking forward to the live report out of cairo, a fox news alert, the egyptian military trying to clear all protesters from kay row's main square, taking down the tents they've used to camp out in the square overni
as faceless bureaucrats. but we're talking about teachers and nurses and firemen. >> reporter: president obama said yesterday that the wisconsin budget seems like an assault on unions. house speaker john boehner quickly countered saying a president shouldn't attack a governor for tackling the tough, budget problems. vinita and rob? >> emily schmidt, in washington. thanks, emily. >>> arabs are out in force today, despite a government ban on public gatherings in bahrain. protesters are defiant, saying they will bring down the 200-year-old monarchy. >> the white house is chastising the government's violent crackdown on protesters. and urging some restraint. >>> the obama administration is also reaching out to support democracy in egypt, redirecting funds once meant for hosni mubarak's government. >> marches are planned across that country today, to celebrate one week since the end of the mubarak regime. lama hasan joins us, now live, from cairo, by phone, with more. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning. tens of thousands have massed in tahrir square, liberation square, for what they're c
on michelle obama, encouraging mothers to breast-feed. >>> we begin in bahrain. a key ally in the middle east. we see the turmoil there. protesters criticizing the royal family, calling on them to step down. tens of thousands of protesters were driven from the streets by tear gas and rubber bullets overnight. at least two were killed and hundreds wounded. and miguel marquez is right in the middle of it and joins us this morning. miguel? >> reporter: george, 2 people at least five people were killed here and 100 people injured in a surprise crackdown that shocked everybody here last night. the streets of manama are very quiet today. the military is in charge. what began as a peaceful demonstration, in an instant, became a violent melee. hundreds of heavily-armed police swept through pearl square in the heart of manama bahrain's capital city. men, women and children were camping out after a day of protests here. it began a little after 3:00 a.m. helicopters circled overhead. police, in huge numbers, began pushing towards the square. i called abc news radio to report what
. that comes as u.s. officials say talks are under way between the obama administration and top egyptian officials about the possible, immediate resignation of mubarak. according to the officials, the white house has decided that mubarak must go now and be replaced by a transitional government. although there are a number of possible scenarios, the preferred option would be a coalition led by the country's newly appointed vice president omar suleiman, which would include military leaders in all elements of the opposition, including the muslim brotherhood. in a statement yesterday, the white house said vice president joe biden stressed to his egyptian counterpart that the egyptian government is responsible for ensuring that peaceful demonstrations don't lead to violence and intimidation. but in his first interview since the unrest began, mubarak remained defiant, telling abc news, "i am fed up. after 62 years in public life, i've had enough. i want to go, but if i resign today, there will be chaos. i told obama, you don't understand the egyptian culture and what would happen if i step dow
of corruption, corruption, corruption. these countries love the united states and sent to obama election attitude have been changed. they love president obama and they wish they had a president like obama. now it is time for the u.s. to get rid of all of the governments of the middle east and u.s. set up in the democracy and all of these countries. people of the middle east are tired of islam and have no problem with the state of israel. the u.s. has all the resources to do so. we have plenty educated people in these countries working and living in these countries. we love the u.s. for what it stands for. u.s. can use these people to set up a fair and democratic -- democratic government. host: we need you to wrap up. caller: the only thing i am trying to tell you, the american people should realize the people in this part of the world are tired. i go back and forth and whenever i go -- because of corruption, retaliation, everything. host: steve, what got to let you go. his main message -- the people in that region of the world are tired. the next phone call is from alexandria, virginia.
. president obama planning to release a spending plan on education, research, the proposal setting the stage for a showdown between the obama administration and house republicans. budget committee chairman paul ryan appearing this morning on fox news sunday saying the g.o.p. will not be stepping down. >> congress right now wants to bring spending down below where president obama wants to take it and we're going to have to negotiate. >> all of this as republicans are fighting to cut 100 billion dollars out of the current budget. our steve centanni is live in washington, steve. >> harris, jumping on the budget cutting band wagon president obama unveiled a 2012 budget that aims to reduce the budget 1.1 trillion dollars over a decade. now, in spite of a wide range of cuts, some republicans worry about the president's plan for new spending on education, infrastructure, and high technology. >> if he's talking about coming and having new spending, the so-called investment that's not where we're going. the great debate in congress, which is refreshing, debating how much to decrease spending, not inc
for the program nationally and locally? those are espoused by ice and the obama administration and those that have been publicly stated by participating state and local levels of government. third, how is the -- how has the program implemented originally or sense the 2009 program revisions by the obama administration? how strong is program oversight and supervision? the u.s. and general government accountability office and dhs office of inspector general have been highly critical in recent reports and we want to see how this was working in practice in our 7-study sites. are the costs, benefits, and community benefits? these are difficult to quantify we do provide the qualitative evidence around these impacts as well as an affirmation more quantitated. finally, we make recommendations for improving the program. there are basically two major framing issues around our findings that i would like you to keep in mind during this presentation. the first of these is on the level of targeting. this has changed somewhat over the course of the program's history. ship date 287-g program focus on people that t
. >> it's mysterious. she'll be in court today. president obama is reaching across the aisle today inviting house republicans to lunch at the white house. molly henneberg is live in d.c. with the details. molly, what's happening with this? >> good morning. well, president obama will meet with senior advisors this morning and with secretary of state hillary clinton this afternoon. but in between that, he has a political power lunch, the president will host the top three republicans in the house of representatives. house speaker john boehner, majority leader eric cantor and majority whip kevin mccarthy. these two sides, the president and the house -- and the house republicans, you know, they frequently don't see eye to eye, for example, the house already has voted in a largely symbolic move to overturn the president's signature health care overhaul legislation and likely to take future steps to defund it. the white house gave a preview of this lunch meeting yesterday. here's more. >> i think that the president looks forward to discussing all issues foreign and domestic. obviously,
in the town hall meeting set to face than the obama admin is patient first unveiled its health healte plan to the american people, an awakening that continued with development of the tea party movements and an awakening that became real even do some skeptics in washington but a lot of the folks who pooh-poohed the new awakening monster jobs in november. [applause] remember when it all started and nancy pelosi -- you remember she used to be beaker of the house. [laughter] nanci polybius says this is a crest tops movement and initiated. i sat at a time when a member of congress and i worked to put together after. we all have to get to turn a town hall meetings. and if we ever get five or six or seven to go, that was considered a great success. no member of congress regardless of his ideology, regardless of his party, regardless of his willingness to stand with the president who went to his home district and phase 2000, 1500 or 2000 constituencies -- constituents are upset with the direction the country was taken could really sit back and see me at the company you are right about that. so as
"washington journal" is next. . . host: we want to get your thoughts this morning on the obama administration's approach to egypt, what they have done and what they have said so far. the phone numbers are on the screen for you. we have a fourth line for egyptians living in the united states. before we get to your phone calls and hear more from the white house, jim michaels joined us on the phone. jim michaels, "usa today" military writer and he is in egypt. mr. michaels, can you set the scene for us? what is it like? guest: it is a massive protest. what has been remarkable over the past couple of days is just the fact that both sides, despite the tension and the numbers of people and all the risks, both the army and the people protesting have avoided, until now, any confrontation or violence. there are thousands of people pouring into tahrir square. the chanting is going on. it's almost like a festival atmosphere. some people have their faces painted with the egyptian national colors. people are bringing kids in some cases. there's a lot of chanting going on. there's a couple effigies of muba
, briefing president obama on the severity of this massive storm that's moving across the country. this thing could affect 100 million americans by the time it's through. we're expecting the fema administrator to join robert gibbs for today's white house briefing. you do not see that every day or every storm. mike emanuel is live at the white house. set the stage. what will be the fema's message today? >> the briefing that president obama had with the director of homeland security and fema administrator, mr. fugate, was to be prepared for every possibility, including power outages. mr. fugate will be here with robert gibbs and part of it is emphasizing the serious nature of the storm. we've seen terrible pictures from the midwest. we have blizzard warnings across the upper midwest, all the way down to arkansas. more than 30 states with some advisories and warnings. what the federal government is going to be saying at this briefing is, please pay attention to the warnings, be prepared, and listen to local authorities and local meteorologists for the latest on this severe storm. megyn? megyn: w
to tarnish the iranian nation's brilliance. at his news conference yesterday president obama slammed iranian lead who are are now blaming the west for the uprising. >> i find it ironic you've got the iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in egypt when, in fact, they have acted in direct contrast to what happened in egypt by gunning down and beating people who are trying to express themselves peacefully in iran. >> for the first time the unrest has now spread to libya where hundreds of protesters have take tone the streets there today to demand the government's ouster. the rioting is rare for libya which has been tightly controlled by moammar gad hoff fi. protesters in buy rain are holding their ground today in an egypt style of landmark square, the third day of demonstrations in one of washington's most strategic allies in the gulf. >> at george washington university secretary of state hillary clinton responded for them not doing to more. >> while the rights we seek to protect and support are clear, the various ways these rights are violated are increasingly complex. there is
? >>> big news on the housing fro front. will a new plan by the obama administration make it tougher to buy a house? is it better to rent? >> stand up. stand up. stand up. >>> a rallying cry, some possible gop presidential hopefuls sharpen their messages at a meeting of conservatives. who might come out on top there. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt and welcome to msnbc saturday. well, for the first time in three decades, egyptians woke up today without hosni mubarak as their leader. now, 2:00 p.m. in cairo, thousands of people are still in tahrir square hailing what is promised to be the dawn of democracy there. with egypt's future leadership uncertain, president obama is employing his senior military adviser to meet with key middle east allies, admirable mike mullen will travel to jordan and also to israel which is concerned about its 30-year peace treaty with egypt. meanwhile, ripples of the revolution are being felt across the arab world. in algeria a pro-democracy march is defying an official ban on protests. >>> in the words of president obama, egypt will never be the same. a
standoff. president obama appearing to take sides in the debate today, this after the white house tried to distance itself from this dispute last week as governor scott walker lays down a new deadline, warning democrats they have 24 hours left to vote on that budget bill or there will be serious consequences. welcome to "america live" on a monday. i'm megyn kelly. as we center the third week of wisconsin's budget battle, president obama challenging u.s. governors about an hour ago, asking them not to vilify public employees in their efforts to tackle state budget problems. >> i believe that everybody should be prepared to give up something in order to solve our budget challenges and i think most public servants agree with that. democrats and republicans agree with that. in fact, many public employees in your respective states have agreed to cuts, but let me say this, i don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated, vilified or rights infringed upon. megyn: wisconsin's governor is refusing to budge in their efforts to save the state from what he says is financ
's senior white house correspondent ed henry kicks off our coverage. president obama just passed the two-year mark in office. is he likely to face a liberal primary challenge? >> well, that's a big question for this president. and the new cnn opinion research corporation poll suggests he is highly unlikely to face a primary challenge. that would be good news, obviously, for this white house. look at these numbers. 78% of democrats now saying that their choice for the democratic nomination in 2012 is president obama. only 20% saying they want another democrat. now why is that important? since 1968, there have been four incumbent presidents who faced a primary challenge. all four either stepped aside, retired, didn't run again, or just lost outright lost in the general election. this is a big deal. if he does not have a primary challenge, it makes him a lot stronger in 2012. >> the republicans, seems like a wide open field of candidates. have they come anywhere close to unifying behind just one? >> reporter: no. they are nowhere close to being unified behind a candidate but what is interes
elections. >>> budget showdown. president obama proposes a plan to slash the deficit but republicans say it's not enough. and grammy gold. who were the big winners on recording city's biggest night? those stories and more are straight ahead. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry and this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a new path in egypt. following weeks of protest that brought down the reign of the now former president hosni mubarak, egyptians are looking to the future with a cautious optimi optimism. egypt's military is in control and made sweeping changes so far welcomed by prodemocracy protesters. military leaders have imposed marshal law, dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution saying it will be in charge only until elections are held which could take place as soon as six months from now. meanwhile, normalcy is starting to move to cairo. they began to tear down tents in the square despite resistance of protesters who want to stay. >>> lawmakers are shifting their focus to a showdown over president obama's proposed 2012 budget. the president de
objection. mr. demint: thank you, mr. president. this week, president obama gave a speech about health care, or actually i guess it was last week now. the speech was at a fancy hotel near washington, and he told jokes to make everyone laugh and sad stories to endear his audience further to his cause. the president said, as he has many times before, his law will lower the cost of health care. president obama knows how to give a good speech and he also knows how to tell it like it isn't. while president obama was busy selling his policies on the stump, others were busy analyzing the real effects of his health care law. it's not limiting cost. now, we heard some of the figures given by the democrats here from the congressional budget office but we have to expose that they're really playing with numbers. if you tell the congressional budget office to take $500 billion from medicare that's already bankrupt and can't pay doctors to see patients, but you take $ 500 billion and call that savings that are created by obama-care -- that's part of where they get their money. the other part is to raise
. that is great. all you have to do is go to president obama's budget, page 171 to see him tell the truth. here are the receipts. these are the things that are revenues and these outlays are our spending. receipts and outlay. s. here is the deficit. bad one, 1.6 and 1.1. 2013 we're up to the middle of the decade, 768 and then -- well okay here is the middle of the decade. we're still $607 billion away from that. here is what we're taking in and here is what we're spending, this should be zero and these two must match. he must have meant 2016. 2017, no no, it's down from the year before but 2018, 2019, 2020 -- oh, boy, it's getting bad. mr. president, i could be missing something or, what is the old-fashioned word, lying. which is it? deficits through 2020. his explanation for this obvious discrepancy was. [ laughter ] >> glenn: the interested on the debt, i know. here i thought we were being honest. my goodness, that is so great. isn't it great you just not count an entire category but even if you do that, still deficits every single year also promised to cut $1 trillion over the next ten years
from the budget, president obama threatening a veto of that idea saying he will overrule any cuts he finds disruptive. $14 trillion in red ink. who blinks first? you'll hear both sides today in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime, the riots are spreading in parts of the middle east, antigovernment protests now popping up in yemen, iran, libya, and bahrain, moments ago in bahrain, watch and listen to this: >> [explosions] >> bill: as you can see and hear from the gunfire, those protests taking a deadly turn. good morning, everybody. we will continue to monitor this out of bahrain out of parts of the middle east. i'm bill hemmer. well -- welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: busy day, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. one person shot dead, several others seriously wounded in that country's capitol and this is the scene in iran: >> progovernment demonstrations taking place, the hard line regime threatening to kill any opposition protestors or leaders. they want them executed, despite the warning, thousands of people continue to fill the streets in tehran. >> gunfir
-def doppler on our weather page. go check it out. >>> president barack obama waking up in the bay area this morning. last night, he had dinner with the best minds in silicon valley. let's go to anne makovec. she is at sfo where he will board air force one to go to oregon in a few hours. >> reporter: we just spotted air force one. it's on the tarmac here behind me across this waterway pretty far away. but you can see the tail there and a little american flag. it may be air force one, taking off here from sfo this morning. he is headed up to hillsborough, oregon. here's a look at the president's arrival last evening to the cloudy and rainy bay area. he is here on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally. he is pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. he is also looking for ideas on how to create more jobs through technology. so last night he had dinner with the innovators 6 some successful silicon valley valley companies looking for ideas. 26-year-old facebook founder mark zuckerberg, apple lea
for the e-mail. anything else, rob? >> on a lighter note, scott says i love to get up early to see obama say obama, pennsylvania, super bowl. >> that's a pretty good e-mail. i would declare that e-mail to be a -- thanks very much. guess what? the event you've been waiting for, "morning joe" starts right now. >> they're called to fix what was broken in our world. a call rooted in faith. is what led me just a few years out of college to sign up as a community organize r for a grou of churches on the south side of chicago. it was through that experience working with pastors and lay people, trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods that i came to know jesus christ for myself. and embrace him as my lord and savior. >> we pray that violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. and that a better day will dawn over egypt and throughout the world. >> all right. we're going straight to cairo. live pictures out of tahrir square where hundreds of thousands of protesters are gathering right now for what they hope will be a day of departur
, policy priorities, have been completely upset by this development. the obama administration came into office two years ago planning to work on israeli- palestinian peace, planning to engage with iran to try to prevent the emergence of iran as a nuclear power and frankly, it had no interest in what it saw as the failed freedom agenda of george bush. what we now see is that these demands for change in the region for democratic governments in the region have forced a's selves onto obama a agenda. he has chosen wisely to get on the right side of this and to be in favor of the spread of democracy and human rights in the region. i think the administration is playing catch up. they are trying very much to show they were on top of these issues all along and were in favor of these things all along, but to be honest, there was not much attention and much priority given to these issues to what was happening inside arab countries and change that might be coming from inside arab countries. there was not much attention given to that at all. over the last couple of years. the two other issues t
, president obama comes out and says you've got to start this transition now. and that may be prompting his people to get out into the streets. bill: day by day now, again, live pictures here, you'll see it in a moment, kind of a cat and mouse game, one side pelt also the other, the other returns fire later. we have wondered hour by hour, which side the military takes. this is a country largely ruled by the military. if they support mubarek, he's safe and he's good and there will be a crackdown, good in terms of power and holding on to it until september. if not, what happens then? and that's the wild card the world waits to see play out. martha: we'll keep an eye on it. >>> in the meantime, social security, as we have reported here, is expected to run dry by 2037, and republican senator lend see graham says he has a plan to save the program. what he is now proposing. we're going to get that from him coming up. plus -- >> democratic leadership in the senate doesn't want to vote on this bill, but i assure you, we will. that's what americans want, it's the right thing to do. bill: he says rep
. in the meantime, the president of our country, president obama, he went to the air waves last night for a very short speech with an update on the situation in egypt. listen to this. and then we'll discuss the meaning of the word now. >> now, it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful and must be peaceful and it must begin now. >> what does now mean? does that mean today or does it mean the september election? not clear. >> they talked about 30 minute and said in july, i'm not going to -- in september, i'm not going to run again. in august, i'll retire and he indicated his son is not going to be next. when he said his son was going to be next, that's when the people of egypt hit the roof and said you got to be kidding me. he has a tendency to jail his opponents that have a legitimate shot of beating him. question is, is that enough? are the egyptian people going to say is that a slow exit? but if hosni mubarak p
president bush. originally pro president obama. he says no, i think that's a good idea to talk but so far there's been no movement yet. >> so we will keep an eye on that particular square and when there is movement and if they do indeed start to march on the palace we'll keep you posted. yesterday in the 78 eight page opinion, a u.s. district judge of northern florida ruled that the president's health care initiative is unconstitutional. you know that part that is called the -- >> this is gigantic. >> that is unconstitutional. the government, he says, can't tell you, you got to go out and you got to buy insurance or get fined. that's against the law, says roger. >> actually, he ended up saying because of that, the whole thing is unconstitutional. basicly in his ruling, he said you can't just parse out this one segment. you have to then rule that the entire law is unconstitutional. so what happens now? we've had two courts that ruled in favor of the obama administration. one in western virginia and one in michigan. and then you had two courts who say it's unconstitutional. one in eastern v
problem and that is what we are seeing in egypt. president obama is still sticking to earth not mandates and al gore admitted that he only supported them because of iowa farmers during the iowa caucus in the year 2000 so we are faced with a situation where we are using food crops for fuel that is not even an official way of doing it and this is helping to drive up the price of fuel not to mention inflation, high oil prices also increased cost of food and what president obama is doing today is essentially can be scened as the more the plans fail the more the planners plan and he will come back for more subsidies, more mandates, more tax credit, to try to manage and control the energy economy. >>neil: we should explain, you know this inside out, the more corn you earmark, nor pun intend for this sort of thing the less is available to eat. and that drives up and cuts the supply. many argue it has been overstated and overdone that it is not nearly that black and white but you say it is when foodstuffs are if short fly anyway you do not need to compound the problem. >>guest: you cannot look a
again. one thing i did not miss was bill o'reilly's interview with president obama. and that happened before the game. he had 14 minutes to try to get in as many questions as possible. he had to start with the news of the day and egypt first and he had a very pointed question for the president about whether or not the muslim brotherhood is in fact a threat to america. >> the muslim brotherhood a great concern to a lot of people. are they a threat to the u.s.a.? >> i think that the muslim brotherhood is one faction in egypt. they don't have majority support in egypt. but they are well organized and there are strains of their ideology that are anti-u.s. there's no doubt about it. but here's the thing that we have to understand. there are a whole bunch of secular folks in egypt. there are a whole bunch of educators and civil society in egypt that wants to come to the floor as well so it's important for us not to say that our only two options are either the muslim brotherhood or a suppressed people. >> you don't want the muslim brotherhood? >> what i want is a representative government
, rahm emanuel as the black swan. which must make obama feel inadequate. maybe he can be the black and white swan, greg. >> very nice. >> i enjoyed that movie, did you like it? >> i wasn't able to see it. i couldn't look over the seat, don't you know? i hear it was a tore. >> good for you. >>> the unrest is libya is unresty. but one man isn't afraid to weigh in. yes, the glorious, glorious sting, spoken from peru. and he had this to say about libya. >> one of the most useful things about theyent have -- about the event is i think they have looked at our culture as the temple and what has come out of the conflict is just as complex as ours and stereo types have been counter productive, and so we need to treat the arab world in the same way we treat each other. what is happening in libya is about a man holding on to power who has no business holding on to power. i hope it stops soon. >> i wasn't even listening. i was looking and letting his words flow over me like warm, soapy milk. thank you for being sting. ahmadinejad who like sting has strong opinions and is a decent vocalist cond
obama awarded the medal of freedom to 15 people including gene kennedy smith, sam musial, yo yo ma and former president george h.w. bush. >> with the steady diplomatic hand of president bush that made impossible an achievement once thought impossible. ending the cold war without firing a shot. >> the medal of freedom is the nation's highest for a civilian. mr. bush cited over 70 years of public service. that's one of the things he talked about, he started that service in world war ii. those are your headlines. >> congratulations to everybody. >> congressional lawmakers breaking out the red pens this morning proposing major changes to the president's new budget proposal. peter doocy is live in washington with the latest. peter? >> brian, that's right. even though congress is still trying to figure out how to fund the government for the rest of 2011, president obama has sent his man from the white house office of management and budget, jack lew over to capitol hill to defend his suggested budget for 2012 and that's a perfecty tall order because so many in congress especially the ne
. >> what else did he do? >> he went bowling yesterday. which begs the question, obama v. meacham. who gets above 39. did you get above 39? >> i couldn't figure out the scoring. >> oh, my god. >> you don't have to. >> you're in college too long. >> i don't get the scoring either. i'm with you. >> it was ugly. it was a father/son tournament. let's just say inability to bowl is in fact genetic. >> so your son wasn't seeking -- >> the last time i bowled was in tennessee which congressman ford knows well from his campaigning day. >> harold ford jr. is with us. >> hard. >> i take it when you were wearing the cam mow hats in the '06 campaign you were bowling a lot? >> oh, yeah. we did. john and i were commenting, the state of mind when you go bowling in tolahoma. >> we have mark halperin joining us from washington. he has elegant bookcases behind him. >> he does. that's his hotel room. he insists on an elegant library. >> did you see any oscars last night? >> watched the whole thing. >> how stoned was james franco? >> completely. the moment to me that crystallized, pardon the pun, is when billy c
a president barack obama on arrival. we are expecting him to take off of route 830 or so. we believe him of the fln. you can see secret service all wrong. security guards are at here. this is impressive. i have done 5-10 president of arrival/departure is. every time you get as stated airforce what is impressive. >>darya: if yes and they stop all of the aerospace until he is on his way. it >> reporter: as plain start leaving and taking off. you can see the planes getting ready to taxi off and take off out here. as soon as the caravan arrives on site everything comes to a screeching halt. >>darya: ok, we will see it leave the hotel and and we are over to you. thank-you so much. mark? >> let us see what is in store it with our brother. >>louisa: showers are creeping their way in. palo alto and to send us a. we are looking at a few leftover bread and drops. -- wayne it drops.rain drops. looke moister pumping its way enter this debate. it is backing and into the east wait. your future cast shows showers edging in through the day and buy it 2:00 hour it is the same story. by 4:00 you will see
to the ongoing demonstrations. president obama is also calling secretary of state hillary clinton and other top security advisers to the white house for a meeting on egypt this afternoon. today, large groups of protesters descended on central locations as part of the march of millions to demand the resignation of egyptian president, hosni mubarak. >>> and charlotte, north carolina, will host the 2012 democratic national convention. the city beat out cleveland, st. louis and minneapolis. it will be the first southern convention since 1988 in atlanta. 2008 was in denver. president obama carried north carolina in the 2008 election but by a slim margin. the 2012 republican convention will be in tampa, florida. >>> the white house is riding the fence on egypt but that hasn't stopped others in the democratic party from jumping into the fray with both feet. will they force president obama's hand? ed henry has the inside scoop coming up on the other side of the break. stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] you like who you are... the man you've become. and you learned something along the way. about the w
, not just mr. obama, but this is different because it is live, like, you don't -- if you make a mistake everybody in the world will see it and, one more thing, this interview that i'm doing with the president, on sunday, 4:45 eastern time, will be the most watched interview in history. more people will see this interview than any other interview that has ever been done in the history of mankind. because, immediately it will go out on the internet. it will go out everywhere in the world. and, everybody will be checking it out. so, this is no easy deal. this is a -- something that the white house is taking seriously, i know that and we are certainly taking it very seriously. >> the packers and steelers are getting into the pregame preps, deep into them already and you must be, as well. how get nervous? >> no, i'm a dopey guy, really doesn't care what people think of me. i want to -- just like an athlete, i used to be one, want to bring my a-game in and sounds cliche but i don't want to get tense speaking about that 48 hours out and i will not -- i will not -- formulate my question until a
committee and a group called organizing for america, that is the political machine for president obama are are heavily in what is going on in wisconsin. the even hoping to organize the protests that you reit lit there and they enhanged teachers to slow up at the capitol, don't show up in the classroom. that could be a clear violation of their contracts. with us, constitution law attorney day ri david rip ken. always great to see you. if the teachers are violating their contracts by not showing up for work and instead they are out there, you know, protesting, could they bow fired? >> they can be fired. >> i also think there is a liability to what is being done by the dnc. in one it is a tort, interference with a contractual relationship. they are violating wisconsin law. aiding and abetting a violation of the contractual relationship. aiding and abetting perhaps the conspiracy of. the president, of course, has spoken in their defense and in one level this is a political statement, a policy statement. i wonder if you look at it for a second we are not just talking about a labor dispute f
of the demands of protesters. this was the demand of president obama's envoy frank wisner. the protesters rejected it whole-heartily saying we want to see you go now. it did not live up to their expectations. one of the protesters that i spoke with said he's been lying for 30 years, why should we believe him now? another one said, he'll use these next seven months to round people up who have been protesting against him over these last few days. >> alex, as we look at these images from cairo, we can see so many people, a million are some of the estimates, on the streets, protesting loudly, holding up signs. what can we expect today, though, now that this announcement has been made that he is stepping down? >> reporter: well, if it was an effort to placate the crowds, it has not done that. i'm looking at live pictures, again, of thousands of people on the square. it's a beautiful day in cairo. a beautiful day for protesting. i can tell given the fury i saw last night and over the last week since i arrived, i don't think these protests are going to end any time soon. >> alex marquardt in cai
not to run in the next presidential election. abc news has confirmed that president obama told mubarak he needs to take that action, which would allow for free elections and an orderly transition of power. >> just one more egyptian people, we hate him. 30 years is enough. >> reporter: the largest protest this country has ever seen. despite the government shutdown of public roads and transportation. in cairo where mubarak was hung in effigy, more than 250,000 people packed tahrir square. since friday the protests have generally been peaceful. one poster showed the one casualty. t women have been allowed much less freedom than men have found their voice. >> mubarak leave the country! just leave us alone! we will make it! we are not the first people to get rid of. >> reporter: repercussions are rippling through the middle east. king abdullah vowed to launch political reforms and obama administration spoke for the first time with one possible successor to mubarak, nobel laureate mohammed ed elbaradei. >> president obama addressed from the white house last night. he said egypt's transition mus
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